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These quizzes are on books by a variety of authors, all of them British. If you are looking for quizzes about a specific British author, you need to look for them in the author-based categories.   

There are 43 quizzes and 510 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: The Modern Age--1902-1960 Editor choice cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 21 13

This is the final quiz in my British Literature series. It contains questions about poetry, short fiction, novels, and drama from the early to middle twentieth century. Have fun!
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 21 13
1692 plays
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trivia quiz  Ben and Stephen and Nick Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Aug 24 05

A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average
agony editor
Aug 24 05
3054 plays
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: Late Renaissance--Early 17th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 10 12

This quiz is one in a series of British Literature games. This particular one is about literature written during the late Renaissance or the early seventeenth century. See what you know or what you can learn!
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alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 10 12
693 plays
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trivia quiz  Middle English Literature cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Feb 19 03

Refresh your knowledge or broaden your horizons with this survey of Middle English Literature. Here, you'll find more than just Chaucer, though you'll find him too!
Tough
skylarb
Feb 19 03
1644 plays
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trivia quiz  Medieval Literature: Old English cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 07 12

The topic of this quiz is English literature composed between 450 AD and 1066 AD. Much of it would have been written originally in Old English or Latin.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 07 12
657 plays
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: The Victorian Age--1831-1901 cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 09 13

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Victorian Age.
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 09 13
1053 plays
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trivia quiz  London In Literature cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, TabbyTom, Nov 20 02

Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
Nov 20 02
2532 plays
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trivia quiz  British Literature: The Renaissance--16th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 29 12

This quiz is concerned with poetry, drama, etc. written by English writers between 1485 and 1603. This quiz is also one of several in a series about British literature that begins with the Old English literary period.
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 29 12
672 plays
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: The Romantic Age--1785-1830 cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 11 12

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Romantic Period.
Tough
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 11 12
552 plays
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trivia quiz  Medieval Literature: Middle English cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 17 12

A quiz about English lit from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to 1485 (the ascension of the House of Tudor), the second half of the Medieval Period. "Middle English" refers to the language spoken between Old English and Modern English.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 17 12
528 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous First Words : Great British Novels cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 11 12

This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
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thula2 gold member
Sep 11 12
1086 plays
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photo quiz  Writer's Bloc cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Nov 27 14

There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average
CmdrK gold member
Nov 27 14
594 plays
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trivia quiz  Yup, English and Irish Lit cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Lofgeornost, Nov 18 01

Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough
Lofgeornost
Nov 18 01
1794 plays
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: Restoration Lit--Late 17th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Nov 02 12

Welcome to yet another quiz in the ongoing survey of British literature! This quiz is about the playwrights, poets, and prose writers of the late 1700s or the era of the Restoration of the English monarchy.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Nov 02 12
450 plays
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trivia quiz  Brit Lit: Age of Reason--18th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Nov 17 12

Welcome to another game in my ongoing British Literature series of quizzes! This one covers the poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists of the 1700's until late in the century when Romanticism is the dominant influence.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Nov 17 12
462 plays
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photo quiz  A Very British Book 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Dec 06 14

There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
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Christinap
Dec 06 14
648 plays
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trivia quiz  Scottish Literature 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alan03, Dec 12 03

Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average
alan03
Dec 12 03
987 plays
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trivia quiz  Do You Know Your Early British Novels? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, cotton804, May 01 09

This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average
cotton804
May 01 09
1947 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic English Novels 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 19 02

You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average
flem-ish
Apr 19 02
3657 plays
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trivia quiz  English Lit 101 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, debodun, Jun 12 11

See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough
debodun
Jun 12 11
807 plays
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photo quiz  A Pictorial Guide to British Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 15

A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
Average
rossian editor
Jan 01 15
756 plays
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trivia quiz  London Literary Allusions 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, londoneye98, Jun 27 11

You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult
londoneye98 gold member
Jun 27 11
411 plays
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trivia quiz  Let Me Go Look 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Sep 25 13

You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
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suomy
Sep 25 13
1971 plays
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trivia quiz  English Literature Made Simple - No. 3 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Apr 19 04

This quiz will cover Eighteenth Century English literature up to the Romantic Revolt.
Average
rblayer
Apr 19 04
1539 plays
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trivia quiz  Writers From Wales 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Apr 18 06

Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average
bracklaman
Apr 18 06
660 plays
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trivia quiz  For Your Ayes Only 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 25 13

Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average
daver852 gold member
Sep 25 13
1641 plays
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photo quiz  A Picture of British Lit! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Dec 08 14

Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Average
coachpauly gold member
Dec 08 14
768 plays
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trivia quiz  English Literature Made Simple - No. 2 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rblayer, Apr 16 04

Anyone who survived a high school or college English Lit. class should have no problem with this quiz about 'non-Shakespearian' Elizabethan Age and 17th Century literature. Enjoy.
Easy
rblayer
Apr 16 04
1476 plays
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trivia quiz  If All Else Fails 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Sep 25 13

If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average
malik24
Sep 25 13
1878 plays
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trivia quiz  Victorian Literature 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, oink, Mar 05 00

Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult
oink
Mar 05 00
2271 plays
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